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Bad example

As a teacher of citizenship, one of the subjects the Government is so keen to see taught "properly" to all young people, I am in total despair at the recent news regarding MPs' expenses. We are expected to engender a sense of morality and honesty in our students, not to say a real interest in the political system in the UK. It is so difficult when those "in charge" of our country set such an appalling example.

Philippa Wadsworth, Citizenship teacher, community school, Cornwall.

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